Michael J. has worked primarily as a television, film and stage writer (Drunk History, Dog Bites Man, Viral on Full Screen, the original Vice Studios), but he also has two graduate degrees (University of Michigan and Pepperdine University), has worked as a tour guide in Rome, started his own theatre company in Los Angeles with friends, and speaks fluent Polish (he moved to the States with his parents when he was two years old). Michael shares about how his Grandmother introduced him to the idea of God, what it was like to be an immigrant and only child born to parents who were also both only children, and how he found sobriety. But the event that stopped time for him, and is now the dominant and guiding force of his life, was his diagnosis with brain cancer in 2016.
To be the listener on the receiving end of Michael's story, as he reflected openly on the journey and state of his life, was a genuine honor. His sincere and humble message of gratitude for each day of life we are given is profoundly moving, and the wisdom he shares regarding how our power resides only in our reaction to life events is deeply impactful. This conversation meant a great deal to me. I hope you'll find it equally as resonant.
Michael has honed a skill I very much desire - the consistent production of the perfectly hard-boiled egg. Someday I will be the student to his master, and learn his ways. Until then, here's a recipe that'll probably get you close enough: Hard Boiled Eggs
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Official Website: nicholasdagosto.com
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Music by Sean Whalen, Art by Alexandra Delano